UNH Manchester, World Affairs Council of NH Partner for Lecture Series, Global Tipping Points: Insecure World
Manchester, NH — The University of New Hampshire at Manchester and The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire (WACNH) have partnered to offer Global Tipping Points: Insecure World, a three-part series on current world affairs.
The series begins on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. with Iphigenia Kanara, Greece’s Consul General based in Boston. Kanara’s talk, “Global Exodus: What Comes Next for the World’s Growing Number of Refugees,” will address the global refugee crisis caused by war and persecution and the balance between security and human rights in the European Union’s response.
On Tuesday, April 12 Juliette Kayyem, former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama, will present, “An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home.” Kayyem will elaborate on her simple message and plan for keeping Americans safe: security begins at home.
The final event in the series will take place on Tuesday, May 3. Geneive Abdo, a fellow at the Brookings Institution researching Iran and political Islam, will present “A House Divided: Islam in Today’s Middle East”. She will explore how an ancient religious schism is fueling modern conflict between Sunni and Shia powers, fracturing the region.This program was made possible, in part, with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities
Global Tipping Points: Insecure World is coordinated by the World Affairs Council of NH in partnership with UNH Manchester’s History, Humanities and Politics & Society programs. and UNH Manchester's history, humanities and politics and society programs.
All events are free and open to the public, although advanced registration is encouraged. All of the events will be held at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, 88 Commercial street, on the second floor in room 201. Parking is available on Commercial Street and in the lots surrounding 88 Commercial Street after 5:00 p.m. Call 603- 314-7970 for more information or for special accommodations.
About the World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fostering learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs since 1954. The Council is preparing the Granite State for a global future by creating and sustaining international connections that enhance our state's cultural, economic and civic life; building global knowledge and understanding through educational programs for communities and schools on foreign policy; and furthering the development of international leaders in partnership with the U.S. State Department.
The Council is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America and Global Ties U.S. The Council is supported financially by memberships, program fees, donations from individuals and businesses, grants, a small endowment, and Southern New Hampshire University, which provides office space and other services. Find out more at www.wacnh.org
About the University of New Hampshire
Founded in 1866, the University of New Hampshire is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,300 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students across its campuses in Durham, Manchester and Concord, NH. Visit our website for more information at manchester.unh.edu.